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Nintendo sued, faces possible sales ban on all Wii units

Nintendo sued, faces possible sales ban on all Wii units

Nintendo is being sued by Philips in Delaware, and the crux of the case may really hit hard. There are two patents in question, and both relate to what makes a Wii so great: motion detection. If successful in this suit, Philips may deal a deft body shot right to Nintendo as they’re trying to get up off the canvas.

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Nintendo cash down: can Mario Kart 8 make up for lost time?

Nintendo cash down: can Mario Kart 8 make up for lost time?

There’s been little positive in the way of Nintendo hardware today as the company reports slowing sales on both their handheld 3DS and the Wii U. Speaking up on sales of the Wii U - on sale since November of 2012 - Nintendo made clear they’ve sold a total of 6.17 million units.

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Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle set to land May 30

Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle set to land May 30

Mario Kart, among the best franchises Nintendo has of late, is getting ready to make a big splash on Wii U. To celebrate, Nintendo will be introducing a Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle, which comes with a free download for one digital title from Nintendo’s eShop. Along with Mario Kart TV and a slew of new items, racers, and levels, players can now be totally immersed in Mario Kart.

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GBA games hit Wii U and 3DS: here’s the first wave

GBA games hit Wii U and 3DS: here’s the first wave

There’s a whole new (old) wave of games coming to Nintendo’s current collection of modern consoles. Both the GameBoy Advance and the Wii U will be getting a set of games throughout April, starting this week with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, and Advance Wars. If you’ve played the last on that list of games, you know why the full collection of GameBoy Advance titles has been long awaited on a Nintendo digital front.

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Wii U Virtual Console gets Game Boy Advanced titles next month

Wii U Virtual Console gets Game Boy Advanced titles next month

Wii U owners will soon have access to several Game Boy Advanced titles on the Virtual Console, as well as the beloved NES game Super Mario Bros. 3, which will also be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. The games will be released in the Nintendo eShop throughout next month, starting on April 3.

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Nintendo deny Mario Kart 8’s early release

Nintendo deny Mario Kart 8’s early release

Will it - won’t it, that is the question being asked by several confused Mario Kart fans. The core of confusion is related to the release date of Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. While the officials at Nintendo are sticking to their May 30th 2014 release date stand, the Amazon page states two to four weeks shipping instead.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds Little Mac to roster

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds Little Mac to roster

In its latest Nintendo Direct video, Nintendo has announced an addition to Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U: Little Mac, the green-clad dashing boxer from Punch-Out!!. This will be his debut in a Super Smash Bros. game, which will arrive in the eShop at an unspecified time this year.

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Nintendo iPhone and Android games: maybe, maybe not

Nintendo iPhone and Android games: maybe, maybe not

If there's a way to clearly understand how Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata feels on expanding their business into the mobile smartphone universe through Android and the iPhone, the tech publishing world has yet to find it. Today we're having a closer look at the transcript for Nintendo's recent earnings call, specifically in the (translated) words of Iwata, attempting to decipher what the company really means to do in the near future with their characters, and if they'll ever appear on non-Nintendo-made smartphones. Turns out he says yes, but he also says no, not a chance.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U to do away with edge-hoggers

Super Smash Bros. Wii U to do away with edge-hoggers

For those of you that've been playing every single Super Smash Bros. game since the first hit the N64, you may very well know about the type of player that hogs the edge. This is the sort of play where a player gets kicked off the side of a level and - barring the player that hangs on the edge to block them - would otherwise be able to flip back up. The next generation of Super Smash Bros. takes care of this nonsensical bit of gameplay.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

This morning the creator of the Nintendo multiplayer franchise Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, has posted a single screenshot of a next-generation game. This game will almost certainly exist inside the Super Smash Bros. universe, and due to the fact that the Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are coming in 2014, rumors are flying wildly. Sakurai suggests only that this pic does not show “a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.”

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Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up next

Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up next

Hackers have taken a liking to the idea of streaming games from their PC to their handheld devices over the past couple of years, this bit of interest sparked greatly by the coming of NVIDIA SHIELD. This week a couple of developers on the hacking side of the bar have shown off a bit of game streaming functionality with the Wii U GamePad. While this device was created to work with Wii U games, these fellows have successfully reverse engineered the machine to stream PC games too.

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Nintendo eShop has recovered from holiday traffic slam

Nintendo eShop has recovered from holiday traffic slam

The Nintendo eShop has been drifting in and out of service since sometime on Christmas Day, Kotaku reports, but it's finally back online as of earlier this afternoon. The eShop outages were due to a somewhat predictably large volume of traffic on the biggest gift receiving day of the year. The traffic jam was exacerbated by the creation of new Nintendo Network accounts and conversions from 3DS accounts.

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